Sabina Teichman

Sabina Teichman was born in New York City, where she remained active as an artist. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in New York City, and studied with Charles J. Martin and Arthur J. Young. A member of Audubon Artists and the Provincetown Art Association, she exhibited her work at Art USA 1958, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Audubon Artists Annual, and the Women’s Westchester Center, among other venues. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the San Francisco Museum of Art, California.

Dynamic colors emerge from Teichman’s luxuriously coated brush, surrendering to her newly realized adventure in abstract expressionism. Boldness belies her femininity, which yields an exciting style and a joyful freshness. She illuminates the canvas with strokes of color that affect the very soul of the viewer, in the belief that color inspires the inner being of humankind. Widely known as a figurative painter, Teichman made the abstract settings of her earlier style into the dominant characteristic of her later paintings. The Vatican Museum’s collection of contemporary art acquired The Prophet, given in response to a stated desire of a representative of Pope Paul VI, who said that, to the best of his knowledge, it was the first painting by a living American to become part of the Vatican collection.